The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) is a joint project between Whistler and the Squamish and Lil’wat tribes of B.C. What I love about this website, is that not only is this a cultural centre that is run by First Nations that one can go and visit, but through the website you can look at and even purchase art and products from First Nations’ artisans. This allows one to celebrate a culture, without appropriation. You can also learn about the legends and symbology behind a lot of the images used in First Nation art.
For more information on the histories of the tribes, one can read further through the links below.
Module 2, Post 5
Why White people are Funny. I found this video on the National Film Board site of Canada. This is playful poke at the white community from the Inuit perspective. Filmmaker Mark Sandiford and Inuit writer and satirist Zebedee Nungak created this short video as part of a larger series called Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories. I like this video because it is humorous and allows the outsider a window into the perspectives, humor and values of the Inuit people through their amusement at the behavior, attitudes and oddities of visitors to their communities. This is an example of how stereotypes can provide a useful role in breaking down boundaries and potentially eliminate a defensive or painful reaction to white or colonial behavior and impacts on Inuit people.